Author Topic: Gamepad for Windows Mobile Devices via BT  (Read 8977 times)

Offline Jimmyy

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on: March 21, 2008, 02:45:58 PM
Most Windows Mobile PDAs have bluetooth. So is it possible to have the Wiimote function as a Bluetooth PDA Gamepad for Emulators and other Key-map  capable games?

There is one such product that functions as the one I describe, but it kinda sucks :S.

http://www.smartgamepad.com/

The one thing I like from that product is the key mapping utility it comes with, making it virtually compatible with every game.

Of course the motion sensor and IR don't have to work to get this going - as there are currently no games that support this. But it would be a cool project idea.

I have no idea on how to do this, so it is why I toss the idea here. But I am willing to test it with some of the games on my PDA: Duke Nukem 3D, Doom II, Quake, Warcraft II, NES, SNES, GBC, Emulators, etc.



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Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 11:40:43 AM
I also have a PDA Fujitsu-siemens Loox720...

I havenŽt had the time to test-connect the wiimote to my PDA but I think it is going to lack some controls as there are no built in drivers for gamepads or joysticks


One way to solve this might be to write your own game with start from the wiimote library...

IŽll try to create a new project in Visual Studio for the mobile device and see if I can get it work...



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Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 01:04:36 PM
I agree, but there are Bluetooth input devices such as keyboard out there. Maybe it could be recognized as a keyboard and predetermine the buttons on it, and then the user can map those buttons onto their game (most games allow this).

It would be extremely cool if it would also recognize the classic controller (perhaps d-pad, triggers and buttons).

As i said, I have no idea on how to do this, but I'm wiling to learn if anyone would like to give me some orientation...



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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 05:18:52 PM
My PDA has USB-host and I can connect virtually anything...

but there is still a need for drivers in most cases but not so with keyboards...(built in)

here is the message i got when i tired to hook up the Wiimote

"The device does not offer any usable services. Please enable any desired services on that device or choose another one"

so there u have the answer...
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